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Address: 200 N Water St, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-1335
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Fully-guided riverboat cruises through the wild and scenic backwaters of...

Fully-guided riverboat cruises through the wild and scenic backwaters of the Mississippi River's wildlife refuge. Our unique tours will take you within feet of beautiful backwater riverbanks, eagle nests, beaver lodges, turtle logs, muskrat huts, blooming lotus, water lilies, and more!

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peak fall foliage

A nice way to spend a few hours enjoying the fall foliage while learning about the history and wildlife in the area. Chris wa a a very knowledgeable guide. The boat was no where... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2014
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Pleasantville, Iowa
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Pleasantville, Iowa
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2014

A nice way to spend a few hours enjoying the fall foliage while learning about the history and wildlife in the area. Chris wa a a very knowledgeable guide. The boat was no where near capacity and you can bring your own snacks and drinks which was nice.we enjoy it.

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2 Thank IAmamma
Sussex
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took the sunset wildlife cruise and had a great time. It was early October, beautiful, clear, sunny late afternoon. The colors were gorgeous and we saw lots of wildlife. The crew was very knowledgeable and we saw eagles, their nests, turtles, beavers, blue herons and just beautiful scenery.

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4 Thank Elizabeth Z
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2014

What you see varies by the time of year. We went in the fall and saw fall foliage and wildlife... eagle nests, eagles flying, beaver abodes and plenty of river turtles. Very friendly and knowledgeable boat crew. Fun for kids.

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Nw Chicago Suburbs
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2014

The time flew by on this Mississippi River excursion. It was a chilly mid-October afternoon, but their were plenty of blankets available for those who wished to see outside. The large windows were very clean so you were able to see very well if you opted for the warmer cabin area. Annie, the pilot, has an amazing ability to spot... More 

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2 Thank HobbitGirl
lime springs
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2014

Annie and Chris really know their river history and have a good eye to spot wildlife. The morning cruise we took it was cloudy and only 13 on board. Made it really nice because they could help anyone who was not able to see the wildlife they were pointing out. Even sharing their binoculars with those ones. Restroom onboard. Very... More 

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3 Thank sandseeker_2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Enjoyable and informative river tour with plenty of eagles, beaver dams, muskrats and more!

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1 Thank Dave L
Muskego, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was our third time on the Mississippi Explorers, twice out of La Crosse and this tome Prairie du Chien. This is a very enjoyable and informative experience. Annie and Carla were very knowledgeable about the river and the wildlife native to the area. We saw many eagles, vultures, frogs, and other wildlife habitats. In about another month there will... More 

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Iowa
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We took the sunset cruise on a warm evening in August. There was no breeze, and the windows only partially opened. Four rows of benches inside, facing each other. To look out, you either had to be able to turn your neck 180 degrees or look over another row of people. Average age of cruisers was around 70. The boat... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the money. Couldn't have been happier with the tour guide and captain of the boat. Tour was very laid back but informative. We were on the sunset wildlife tour.

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Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

had a great sunset cruise. The staff was very knowledgeable about the river. They answered any questions that were asked. very smooth ride and nice accommodations including a rest room if needed. The trip lasted for 2 hours as advertised. Very relaxing and a good value for the price. Would recommend to others. Don't forget to bring drinks and snacks... More 

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